*HP HDX 9000 DRAGON Owners Lounge, Part 2*

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  1. MobileArtist

    MobileArtist Notebook Deity

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    So is an X9100 better than an X9000?

    Yes, these HDXs are amazing machines, but largely because of the amazing technical minds on this forum.

    All hail to you tech wizards up there in Asgard from those of us here on Earth. (I just watched Thor last night)
     
  2. kohai

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    A couple of items that can help move things along, timewise...

    1) Use a small plate or other shallow container to keep all screws in. They tend to go astray if you don't keep them all together. There are a number of different sizes, so you may want to keep each size together on your plate.

    2) A magnetized screwdriver makes life much easier. You can retrieve those recessed screws on the underside of the case by touch in about a second, rather than trying to dig them out with a flat head screw driver or other implement.

    3) Work on a towel or something like that to prevent scratching of the case or hinge.

    4) Follow the instructions.

    5) Have fun, and don't be afraid.

    What version of BIOS is loaded on your machine now?
     
  3. User Retired 2

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    If you don't mind doing the 266 to 200Mhz BSEL pinmod as shown in http://forum.notebookreview.com/har...intel-gl960-gl40-useful-info-pll-modders.html then yes, a X9100 is better for use in a HDX9000 since t's more readily available, cheaper and with the E0 stepping, runs substantially cooler and hence can be overclocked further. It's also more versatile since it can be used on PM45 chipsets at 266Mhz BSEL.
     
  4. SteveAngello

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    Thanks eugene2878 and kohai for your quick replies:

    Kohai: My BIOS version is: 'HPQOEM - 1EPP runtime BIOS Version 1.1 KBC Version 87.0B'

    Another Quick Question:
    - With the delivery of the processor, I received something like a sticker:
    Picture: Imageshack - img2011102200009.jpg

    Any ideas what the sticker's for?

    Thanks once again! :)
     
  5. eugene2878

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    A thermal pad or paste.
     
  6. no-tech

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    Hi! How was you trip? :)
    Now I am using X9100 pinmodded, do you think it is doable make a custom bios that initialize CPU on x18 multi?
    If so can you direct me?
     
  7. SteveAngello

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    many THANKS to eugene2878 and Kohai. 9300 upgrade great success!

    nice one!
     
  8. kohai

    kohai Notebook Consultant

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    Congratulations!!

    I had it a little easier. My first Dragon surgery was an autopsy, since it was a totally dead system that wouldn't even detect being plugged in with a blue light on the corner. You did the equivalent of open heart surgery on a live patient.
     
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    Please run 3DMark06 for cpu score :)

    So far CompTrekkie also had a 21 s wprime score with x9000 @ 4 GHz, so it will be great if X9100 boosts graphics capabilities!
     
  10. SteveAngello

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    Cheers Kohai! Although the screwdriver did slip a few times and I was like :eek:

    - Plus the keyboard isn't sitting properly, it's slightly elevated on the left hand side. Think it has to do something with the adhesive tape under the keyboard.

    Have you overclocked any of your machines Kohai?
     
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